Fans are remaking Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was released in an era of Force-sensitive video games that all shared one common trait: They weren’t terrible. There was something magical about the early 2000s, which resulted in other Star Wars games such as Galactic Battlegrounds, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Republic Commando and the original Battlefront paving the way for the angriest of fans to make their voices heard a decade later with the reboot.

Knights of the Old Republic is seen as the jewel of that Star Wars Renaissance, an RPG that happens to be a regular on any top 100 list these days. It’s been ported since 2003 on to all manner of platforms and devices since it was released. But it’s never had a remake announced in an industry that is more than happy to task an entire studio to crank out a reboot of any game these days.

And that’s a shame, because a spruced-up version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic wouldn’t be unwelcome. And that’s what Apeiron are doing apparently, as that collective of fans are remaking the entire game within the handy Unreal 4 Engine. According to the description for the project, they’re also going to add new content to the remastered version:

Apeiron is a reboot of the Knights of the old Republic that was released in 2003. Apeiron is a remake and remastering of the original game with added content, new worlds, missions, HUD, inventory, items, and companions.

 

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It’s looking solid, but the proof is always in the final product. Although right now I’d hazard a guess that the happiest place on Earth, Disney’s legal department, is about to slap a cease and desist on the project. Say what you like about M***** Mouse, but that little rat sure does like to have 100% control over any of his properties. Meanwhile, you can catch a regular stream of the Apeiron team in action, to see just how the project is coming along.

Now if you’ll pardon me, I’m going to see if I can convince the team behind the HD update of Age of Empires II to maybe consider upgrading Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.

Last Updated: February 16, 2016

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